Obama’s Middle East policy might lead to Assad’s exit after all

By: Sunday May 3, 2015 3:00 pm

Regional allies may be turning the tide in the Syrian civil war, which could force President Obama to intervene to prevent an extremist takeover By Nicholas Noe Throughout the last three and a half years, the fall of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was routinely, and sometimes quite irresponsibly, proclaimed as being just around the corner. [...]

 

Obama Prepares For Showdown With Congress Over Iran Deal

By: Saturday April 4, 2015 5:00 pm

“If Congress kills this deal [...] then it’s the United States that will be blamed for the failure of diplomacy.” — U.S. President Barack Obama By Jasmin Ramsey Two days after the deadline for reaching a deal over Iran’s nuclear programme had passed, negotiators looked like they would be going home empty handed. But a [...]

More on Hillary Clinton’s Use of Personal Email Account at State Department

By: Tuesday March 3, 2015 10:02 am

That sound you hear? That’s Republicans dancing a merry jig, and Benghazi investigators sharpening their subpoenas, because 2016 just got a lot more interesting with the revelation that as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton conducted all official business using a personal email account on her own web domain. Here’s what happened, and why it matters. [...]

America Is Open for Business in Iraq

By: Wednesday January 21, 2015 9:00 am

The current American war in Iraq is a struggle in search of a goal. It began in August as a humanitarian intervention, morphed into a campaign to protect Americans in-country, became a plan to defend the Kurds, followed by a full-on crusade to defeat the new Islamic State (IS, aka ISIS, aka ISIL), and then… [...]

Seriously? NSA Knew North Korea Hacked Sony Because It Hacked North Korea First

By: Tuesday January 20, 2015 12:00 pm

What’s wrong with this picture? We all famously know the U.S. government directly blamed North Korea for the Sony hack, allegedly in retaliation for the sad Seth Rogen “comedy” The Interview. Serious questions arose almost immediately about how the U.S. could be so sure it was the boys from Pyongyang at fault, and not some [...]

Saudi Who Created Bomb Scare at US Army Post Sent Home without Punishment

By: Monday January 12, 2015 9:00 am

I’m not a big one to trade in conspiracy theories, but this all begs for an explanation. Saudi Bomb Threat to U.S. Army Post A Saudi in the U.S. on a student visa (now where have we heard that one before?), who prompted a four-hour lockdown at a U.S. Army post in Texas when he [...]

Did You Know We Won the Afghan War This Weekend?

By: Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:00 am

Winning wars used to be much cooler. But hey, did you know we won the war in Afghanistan this weekend? Or, at least we ended the war in Afghanistan this weekend? It is true. America’s longest war, clocking in at more than 13 years, (fun fact: the U.S. involvement in WWII, when we defeated the [...]

Accomplishing Popular Things is Popular

By: Friday December 26, 2014 1:00 pm

Since the midterm election President Obama has really been flexing his executive authority. In just the past month he has done two big actions to accomplish popular goals and it has paid off. The first was his move on immigration. While the public would prefer the issue wasn’t handled via executive action, the public overwhelmingly [...]

Christmas in the White House Basement

By: Thursday December 25, 2014 9:00 am

Hold the fat bastard down! Answer me punk! Is it true that you give toys to every child in the world? Even the ones whose moms and dads are terrorists? Hah, that’s material support. Hit him with the electric shock. Do you refuse to hand over the naughty or nice list for us to use [...]

A Proportional Response

By: Saturday December 20, 2014 10:00 am

Yesterday’s remarks about North Korea at Obama’s press conference were nice, but something more is clearly needed. ​A well-placed source provided FDL with a document purporting to be a memo from Obama to his senior staff, drafted yesterday after the press conference. I have been unable to independently confirm its authenticity, as trying to do so would reveal my source — and we all know how well the WH likes leakers. The memo’s goal is to take the fight to North Korea in a new and different manner than has been done before. “People want a proportional response? Fine . . .”

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